Tagged: History

Universal King

This year, just last month, we commemorated the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparition in Fatima. Many dwelt on the significance that the Mother of God’s message, accompanied by a spectacular miracle, still has...

Medieval Motivations

Modern man seems almost to relish looking back upon the so-called Dark Ages with a combination of repugnance, and relief that such times are buried in history. But what was life in medieval society...

Remaining Little

We celebrated the feast of The Little Flower at the beginning of the month and in honour of one of the greatest saints of modern times, here is a post from The Thinking Housewife....

Said Hanrahan

Cattle Facts provides what is perhaps the most famous poem of John O’Brien’s Around the Boree Log. Said Hanrahan succinctly characterises the eternal pessimists of this world in a 1920s rural Australian setting. Don’t...

Hunger

Living in a world absorbed in secular pleasures and diversions, oftentimes separated from the Sacraments and other devoted souls by hours’ or days’ worth of travel, modern-day Catholics can easily feel deeply hungry. This...

Thanks Be to God!

Never a better time to consider The Spiritual Eclipse than when having just experienced a major physical one. The Thinking Housewife presents a very thoughtful excerpt from St. John of the Cross’s The Ascent...

What We Need

August 30th is the feast day of St. Rose of Lima, the first saint born of the Americas. Ad Imaginem Dei shares some beautiful art depicting the Patroness of Peru and of all America...

Monkey Business and Great News

Many call upon St. Benedict and wear his medal as protection against the devil, and rightly so, but did you know that another monastic father claims a similar power?  On Friday 4th was celebrated...

Disconcertingly Inspiring

Jeannie Ewing writes a beautifully simple perspective on existence for Integrated Catholic Life, Flourishing and Dying.  “Each day, we are called to die in some way. It’s our yes to God’s beckoning when Jesus...

The Bee’s Knees

Nothing proclaims the existence of God quite like taking a peep into the gobsmackingly structured order and workings of a bee hive; the experience possesses an eloquence in and of itself.  True, the produce...